SPOA News

With nearly 300 members within the SPOA there is always something to report on. Here you will find all the past, present and future news stories from the Scottish Plant Owners Association.


69th Annual SPOA Dinner
Update as of 29/11/2019 on the fuel issues plaguing the industry
CITB has produced a summary of the plant grants available that have recently been sent to SPOA members via post.
SPOA asks members for support in collecting evidence regarding current fuel quality issues
SPOA has been inundated with complaints regarding the poor quality of Red Diesel being delivered causing rapid fuel filter blockages and in some cases more serious mechanical failure...
SPOA recently held a dinner dance at Airth Castle in Falkirk on 25th October 2019. There were 200 people at the dinner and funds were raised on the night to go to Strathcarron Hospice. A total of £5,000 was raised to go to the Hospice.
Plans are in place to from The Plant Sector Representative Organisation (PSRO)
After identifying one of the main challenges that the UK construction industry is facing today as attracting young people into the trade, The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) is striving to help change this by trying to entice young people into the world of plant and construction.
SPOA hosts annual John Blackwood Trophy Glasgow Golf Tournament at Mar Hall Golf & Spa resort.
Around 60 people attended the SPOA Committee Meeting in Ayrshire on Tuesday 11th May 2019, which included a tour of member’s WH Malcolm’s impressive waste material wash plant facility in Irvine.
SPOA President Mark Anderson is pictured with Robert Taylor, WH Malcolm’s Operations Director, at the recent SPOA Committee Meeting which took place in Ayrshire on Tuesday 14th May 2019.
SPOA held their April area meeting, with around 60 people in attendance, at Perth Airport, where Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA), which SPOA supports and raises funds for, is based. During the meeting SCAA spoke about the service and help they provide, so the association took this opportunity to donate £2,000 to the cause.
£8,000 was raised to go towards St. Vincent's Hospice during our last Scottish Plant Owners Association meeting. Envelopes to place money inside were left on the tables and our generous members raised this significant figure for the charity.
Quattro Group announced today that it has acquired AB 2000, the Glasgow-based plant specialist in a multi-million pound deal.

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